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Issue Details: First known date: 2023... 2023 The War Nurses
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'In 1941, country girls Minnie Hodgson and Margot McNee set sail from Perth, Australia for Singapore in search of adventure, full of excitement and keen to do their part working as nurses to the fallen soldiers in a time of war. What they encounter is an army of new friends and the terrors of a city under siege.

'When the Japanese attack and Singapore falls, they are forced to flee aboard the Vyner Brooke. The ship is bombed, resulting in utter devastation. Separated in the mayhem, one group of nurses find themselves in prisoner-of-war camps for the duration of the war, surviving on their wits, with humour, dignity, loyalty and determination. But another group of young Australian nurses - the girls on the beach - are washed ashore on Bangka Island, where they will meet a fate that must never be forgotten.

'Inspired by the author's own family story, this is an unforgettable novel of enduring friendship and boundless courage, based on the shocking true events of the Bangka Island Massacre. It is both a riveting tale and an important tribute to our brave nurses who sacrificed so much during WWII.' (Publication summary) 

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Michael Joseph , 2023 .
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      Extent: 362p.
      • Published 12 April 2023
      ISBN: 9780143779100
Form: audiobook

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  • Braille
  • Dyslexic edition.
  • Large print.
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  • Perth, Western Australia,
  • c
    Southeast Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
  • 1941
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